Employment At Will I have often had to explain to clients and potential clients what “at-will employment” means. Briefly, it means that an employer can fire you (in an at-will state, like North Carolina) for no reason, or for any
A client asks: “I have a judgment from GE Capital that was issued in 10/2008. How would I go about getting that removed from my credit? Yes, it is mine. Whom would I contact? The court or the creditor?” If
Employers are required to “furnish” a pay stub detailing deductions from your pay. State law does not dictate the form it must take, however.
Only about 10% of filed lawsuits make it to the courtroom; many disputes that could lead to lawsuits are settled before litigation ever starts. One of the primary reasons for this is the concept of settlement. Once the parties bring the facts out and lay out their respective views of the situation, it is often discovered that there is a solution the defendant can offer and that the damaged party is willing to accept to resolve the dispute. The question of whether or not to accept a settlement offer always rests with the client.
Everyone’s keeping a file on you; why aren’t you keeping a file?
Real stalking is a serious invasion of privacy – and it is a crime.
If there are law-related topics about which you’re curious, feel free to post questions as comments here, and I’ll try to craft those into blog posts.
Sometimes, the information ON the envelope can save a case from a statute of limitations.
I received an inquiry from an administrative assistant in a client’s office today, and it was disclaimed with a note saying, “If you’ll charge a fee to answer this question, please ignore this message.” As I set about explaining how I decide what to charge for, it occurred to me this would make a good “open letter” to clients explaining about how I decide to bill or not bill.
Is your child’s college fund going up in smoke? I’m not talking about market meltdown here…